During Spring 2016 I had a grate opportunity to take part in such imazing project called ON THE MAP OF A DRESS…
The idea belongs to a a creative designer Victoria Konash who decided to create a dress that reflects upon a theme of how Australia could potentially be presented on show something like ‘Miss World’, to represent the main spark of our country.
All details about this interesting concept you can read on Victoria’s site http://victoriakonash.wixsite.com/exclusive/single-post/2016/11/01/ON-THE-MAP-OF-A-DRESS
This dress is a ‘three in one’ pieces – Gold, Red and Black and can be worn as three independent dresses. So for each dress it has been created a set of unique jewellery.
Here it is a list of all involved professionals:
Dress: Victoria Konash http://victoriakonash.wixsite.com/exclusive
Photography: Yana Klein http://www.yanaklein.com
Model: Tatevik Chachoyan
Styling: Holly Chan https://www.facebook.com/HollyStyleMelbourne
Make up: Celide Wolanski https://www.facebook.com/CelideWolanski.MakeUpArtist
Hair: Steph Munday http://www.stephaniejaynemakeup.com
All the jewellery was specially created for this project by me Victoria Repka.
Dress is created from “sewing rubbish” – recycled cotton gauze and threads leftovers and consists of continent shapes representing the multicultural diversity of modern Australia. All the continents and islands are connected together to create a dress that symbolizes our unity and integrity as a multicultural nation.
Jewellery is made from gold colour Sculpey polymer clay and natural red Ininti seads from coral tree.
Some words about Ininti seads. It was not too easy to buy it as separate beads so we had to buy it as necklace. These natural products are collected out bush in Northern Australia, sorted into size and colour, cleaned, then individually burnt by hand. A lot of work goes into each piece and you can still smell the faint aroma of the camp fire used for making the designs. They have been used by aboriginal women of the region for producing eye catching jewellery for hundreds of years.
It is made from one of the most sustainable and extremely beautiful hemp/silk satin fabrics from Hemp Wholesalers Australia.
Jewellery set is made from the same fabric as a gold dress and embroidered with water pearls, citrine chips, red wooden beads, Swarovski golden tone pearls.
Video related to this project https://youtu.be/sL8Pz4Tcdkw